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Southport

If you squint into the sunshine and cast your mind back a little over a century, you can almost picture the Southport of old, one of the Gold Coast's earliest and most fashionable seaside destinations. Originally called Nerang Creek Heads, it wasn't long before Southport's name was changed to mirror that of the English resort of the same name.

This area has a rich romantic history which in the 1890s attracted Queensland Governor Anthony Musgrave and his entourage for its sideshow theatre, the Southport pier and its picture theatre. Brisbane's well-heeled arrived by cutter or steamer and were rowed to shore. While access to this pretty place has since improved vastly, its appeal remains. Just north of Surfers Paradise, it is one of the major business hubs of the Gold Coast and overlooks the dazzling Broadwater and the Southport Spit which divides the Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.

Shop at Australia Fair Shopping Centre, or escape to the languid stretch of parklands here, along which you can wander and daydream that you are back in the days of petticoats and parasols.

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Southport, Gold Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Abbey Medieval Festival

Multiple Locations
From AU$40 - 40
8 July 2017
Find you Medieval Magic! Australia's largest Medieval Event, experience Medieval times up close and personal, hold a Bird of Prey, meet a Jouster, hear the clash of swords, taste the medieval foods and delight in the colour and pageantry of the dark ages.

Lifestlye On Water Festival

Multiple Locations
From AU$16.50 - 38
29 April 2017
They would like to introduce you to the Lifestyle on Water Festival which is being held in Redcliffe April 28 to 30, 2017. The festival is a celebration of all the key components which are associated with the boating and outdoors lifestyle including fishing, music, seafood, food, wine and a cold beverage.

Farm Fantastic Expo

Multiple Locations
From AU$10 - 10
30 June 2017
Queensland's best rural trade and retail event. Farm Fantastic is one of Queensland’s largest rural, farming, agriculture, livestock and lifestyle Expos! This event features hundreds of displays from local and national companies and attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually.

Redcliffe KiteFest

Multiple Locations
26 August 2017
Get swept away at the 2016 Redcliffe KiteFest. Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky. Featuring a program bursting with fun for the whole family, event patrons both young and old will be enthralled with the entertainment and activities on offer.

Heal Yourself Expo - Kippa Ring

Kippa-ring, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$2 - 5
29 April 2017
Heal Yourself Expo’s are much more than just another new age event, they are a community of healers, teachers, and change makers with a passion to support their communities, and educate people that we have the power to Heal Ourselves and Heal the Planet.
From AU$55.00 - 55.00
5 April 2017
Escape into the Wizarding World during the April school holidays with two brand new workshops designed to test the magical ability, intelligence and courage of young Muggles, Witches and Wizards (aged 5-15).

Last Cowboy Standing

Multiple Locations
15 July 2017
Professional Bull Riders Australia presents the Last Cowboy Standing competition. Experience a once in a lifetime event as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) deliver one huge night of the toughest sport on dirt.

Lord of the Lake

Multiple Locations
23 September 2017
The Lord of the Lake is Queensland's premiere Historic Motorcycle event. Held at the iconic Lakeside Park, North of Brisbane, it is the perfect setting to experience historic bikes. Lord of the Lake is a two day event which started in 2015.

Lakeside 300

Multiple Locations
30 September 2017
The Lakeside 300 is a 300 kilometre endurance race around the iconic Brisbane circuit Lakeside Park Raceway. The Raceway has a rich heritage of more than 50 years including the Australian Grand Prix and multiple Touring Car Championship conducted at the venue.

QRDC - Round 1

Multiple Locations
1 April 2017
The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship is kicking off at Lakeside for 2017. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing.
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